12 Aug Questions to Ask A Home Watch Company
Your home is likely among your most valuable assets. Consequently, when you’re not around to watch it yourself, it’s good idea to have it checked in on. If you plan to leave town for a weekend, yes, you can ask your neighbors to drop in. But if you plan on traveling extensively (or you have a second home in another part of the country, you may want to hire a home watch service.
If you’ve never worked with a home watch service before, the below questions can help you streamline the process.
Are you licensed and insured?
You likely understand the dangers of hiring an unlicensed contractor. The dangers of hiring an unlicensed home watch service are no different. Be sure to ask the company you’re interviewing if they carry proper licensing and insurance.
Can you provide me with a list of references?
When you ask for references, you’ll want to make sure you get a true randomized sample (as opposed to being given the names and numbers of their top 3 clients.) How can this be accomplished? This can be done by asking them for references that have last names that start with a particular letter, such as the letter “S.” You’ll also want to check their website and online reviews, as this will give you insight as to the type of customer service they provide.
Can I meet the person who will be coming to my home?
A person’s home is often their sanctuary- so it would be natural for you to want to know who is coming to your house. Ask the home watch service you’re interviewing if you can meet and interview the person who will be in charge of your client file. This will allow you to ask them about their experience, and how they plan to stay in contact with you while you’re gone.
What are your rates?
This is a perfectly reasonable question, especially since home watch visits can span between $25 and $100. Decide what your budget is, the types of services you want, and take it from there. Typical services include things such as running water in the sinks, flushing toilets to remove stagnant water, starting car engines, removing junk mail from the porch and watering house plants.
Have questions? Call Gulf Shore Home Watch & Concierge today to get started
If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of hiring a home watch service, call Gulf Shore Home Watch & Concierge today to learn more.